Bettye's album FORUM: Archive - Beginning April 17, 2003: Bettye's album
Top of pageBottom of page   By PhilH ( on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 09:13 am:

Hi all,

Hey, how come there's been no comments about Bettye Lavette's A WOMAN LIKE ME yet? I just got it this week, and I'm on the other side of the world for crying out loud, so what are all your excuses? (smile) (Hint: try - they're cheaper than Amazon!)

Anyway, it's a good 'un - my favourite knee-trembler is "Close As I'll Get To Heaven", which I *think* is written by Aussie singer Renee Geyer (spelled "Rene Gayer" on the insert and booklet for some reason). Bettye - how did you come across this song? I think it's one of your most soulful performances EVER, and that's saying a lot! Though it's kind of ironic that you did it with a song from a white Aussie Jewish girl! And has your itinerary for your Aussie tour firmed up any more?


Phil in Adelaide

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph ( on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 09:18 am:

Thanks for the up-date. I guess I wasn't sure it was available yet. Glad to hear it's as good as we would expect it to be. After all it is Bettye Levette.

Top of pageBottom of page   By B. ( on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 01:11 pm:

Thank you so much for your review. I'm so happy you like my new CD.
And Ralph, I know you thought I had dissapeared.
But I've just had a lot going on, along with my computer crashing, and being down for days, and I'm STILL, trying to get a few copies of, MY OWN, cd.
But to bring you up to speed.
I was a presenter at the R&B Foundation Dinner a couple of weeks ago,
I got GREAT! reviews on the CD from, Billboard, The Village Voice and others, I was on "Mountain Stage " last week, (to be aired May 9th)and a whole bunch of other stuff, that I can't go into right now, but I'll get back to you.
Meanwhile check out my website, and my website on my agency's site,
btw these two, you can keep tabs on me.
Ralph I know you think I'm selling your address, but when my computer was down I lost everything again. So please send it to me again, and if I EVER, get any CDs I'll send yours.
I'm VERY excited ...and VERY grateful.
Love To You All.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph ( on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 01:21 pm:

Somtimes I scare myself. Bettye. I was just thinking of you this morning and decided that when I returned home I would ask the forum members if they had heard anything on you. Thank you for the up-date baby and know that we are collectively pulling for the success of your new CD. I'll forward my address to you via e-mail. Great hearing from you B.


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